Historical Events in March 1896

  • Mar 1 Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia

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Mar 1 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Mar 2 George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
  • Mar 5 Italian premier Crispi resigns
  • Mar 5 Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • Mar 6 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
  • Mar 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • Mar 10 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • Mar 10 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
  • Mar 10 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavyweight championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
  • Mar 12 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
  • Mar 14 Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
  • Mar 16 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
  • Mar 20 Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
  • Mar 20 Uprising in Matabeleland
  • Mar 22 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
  • Mar 23 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 23 The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
  • Mar 25 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
  • Mar 27 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins
  • Mar 28 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)